Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata combines painting and sculptures to create a world somewhere between two and three dimensional. When viewed head on, the unique sculpture/painting duos look like a flawless painting, but stepping further back from another angle you can see that the characters in each painting are actually polystyrene 3d sculptures of the same texture and color as their canvas background. Ohata was born in Hiroshima in 1975 and has spent his career as an artist depicting scenes from every day life in a cinematic way.[see_also]
According to Ohata’s artist statement:
He says that it all started from when he wondered “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”. Many viewers tend to assume that there is a light source set into his work itself because of the strong expression of lights in his sculpture.
Check out more of his work on Yukari Art.